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Friday, January 8th 2016 12:10 PM
A notable no-show at every year's CES is Apple. Not that the Cupertino-based company needs to be at the annual tech convention in Las Vegas anyway. Its product announcements early in the year tend to have a bigger bang than CES itself. But as we enter the brand new year with the world's tech companies already showing off their wares early in the
Wednesday, January 6th 2016 10:18 PM
Welcome to the first 2016 edition of Gadget Dreams and Nightmares, the column that places the latest gadget announcements under a microscope while wondering how another CES is already upon us. In the Petri dishes this time around are a smart home hub from LG, shoes that let you walk on air, a tiny camera-equipped drone, and a wearable that aims to
Tuesday, January 5th 2016 11:52 PM
President Barack Obama is flexing his executive muscle, ordering the federal government to study how smart guns could stem violence. In a memorandum Monday, the president told the departments of Defense, Justice and Homeland Security to look into smart gun technology, such as fingerprint and radio-frequency identification. The goals are to track
Sunday, January 3rd 2016 04:04 PM
Oceans cover 70 percent of the earth's surface, but only a fraction of the undersea world has been explored.On this episode of TechKnow, Phil Torres joins a team of scientists on a special expedition to explore and uncover the mysteries at the bottom of the ocean floor."What we are doing is similar to astronauts and planetary scientists just
Sunday, January 3rd 2016 03:20 PM
In their arduous journey to reach the egg, sperm “feel” the heat of the Fallopian tube and “taste” the chemical signals of the ova. But a new Weizmann Institute of Science study published in Scientific Reports shows that sperm actually make the use of sensors that belong to the visual system. If a sperm, about 46 microns
Saturday, January 2nd 2016 09:11 PM
A galactic skeleton of dark interstellar gas tendrils might help map the scaffolding of our galaxy, a new study suggests. Six of these “bones,” each hundreds of light-years long and a fraction of a light-year wide, appear to lie along nearby spiral arms of gas and stars that wind around the Milky Way. The thinness of the bones
Saturday, January 2nd 2016 08:10 PM
Chemical modifications to DNA determine what carpenter ants do for a living. Florida carpenter ant (Camponotus floridanus) workers have two main career paths. Around one-third of workers are big, brawny soldiers called majors. Most other workers are smaller food-seekers called minors. Majors and minors are closely related, but majors forage far
Saturday, January 2nd 2016 07:20 PM
Microsoft will start warning people if it suspects a government is trying to hack into their email and other online accounts.Users will be informed if their Outlook, OneDrive and other consumer-facing services are being targeted.Anyone who received such a warning should take additional steps to keep their data safe, it said.The move could put it
Saturday, January 2nd 2016 06:17 PM
The heat is on in the outskirts of the Milky Way. A white dwarf sizzling at around 250,000˚ Celsius is now the hottest known member of this class of dead stars, researchers report in the December Astronomy & Astrophysics. This scorcher, designated RX J0439.8-6809, sits about 30,000 light-years away in the constellation Dorado and is about
Saturday, January 2nd 2016 05:10 PM
ver the past decade, advertisers have spent untold millions trying to turn Talia Kocar and her peers in the millennial generation into loyal customers. But on a recent afternoon in Santa Monica, Calif., in a kind of consumer torch-passing, Ms. Kocar, 25, watched a focus group of teenagers drink free Snapple and suck Doritos powder off their thumbs
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